Hephaestus Fossae nadir view
June 17, 2009
This image of Hephaestus Fossae was obtained by ESA's Mars Express orbiter on 28 December 2007. The region is dotted with craters and channel systems and lies at about 21Â°N and 126Â°E on the Red Planet. Named after the Greek god of fire, Hephaestus Fossae extends for more than 600 km on the western flank of Elysium Mons in the Utopia Planitia region.
Topics: Hephaestus Fossae, Planetary geology, Fossa, Environment, Hephaestus, Medusa Fossae, Elysium Mons, Utopia Planitia, Elysium quadrangle, Mars